Created from the Library Company of Philadelphia's acclaimed Afro-Americana Collection — an accumulation that began with Benjamin Franklin and steadily increased throughout its entire history — this unique online resource will provide researchers with more than 12,000 printed works.
African American Studies
Fulltext access to approximately 270 US newspapers spanning 150 years of the African American experience. The collection features papers from more than 35 states—including many rare and historically significant 19th century titles.
Nearly 4,000 narratives told by ex-slaves collected under the auspices of the Works Projects Administration between 1936 and 1938
An international, collaborative initiative building an online digital library of scholarly resources from and about Africa. Resource types range from full-text books and academic articles to news clippings, periodicals, archival documents, photographs, letters, previously unpublished reports, maps, pamphlets, oral histories, and other historical documents. There are currently two collections; African Cultural Heritage Sites and Landscapes, and Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa.
Fulltext coverage of newspapers, magazines and journals of the alternative and independent press in America. Includes a broad range of critical issues confronting contemporary society, such as ecology and the environment, grassroots organizing, labor, indigenous peoples, and public policy.
The Handbook is a bibliography on Latin America consisting of works selected and annotated by scholars. Edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress, the multidisciplinary Handbook alternates annually between the social sciences and the humanities. Each year, more than 130 academics from around the world choose over 5,000 works for inclusion in the Handbook. Continuously published since 1936, the Handbook offers Latin Americanists an essential guide to available resources.
Full text of the complete back files of important scholarly journals, generally from the first volume through issues published prior to the most recent three years.
More than 17,000 of the most credible business, legal, and news sources. Includes law reviews & journals, Supreme Court decisions, cases & statutes, and the full text of thousands of newspapers, company profiles & other business sources.
Full-text newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press. Includes popular, news and community publications as well as scholarly journals. Ethnic categories covered include African American/Caribbean/African, Arab/Middle Eastern, Asian/Pacific Islander, European/Eastern European, Hispanic, Jewish, and Native People. Nearly a quarter of the material in the collection is in Spanish. Updated daily.
Gender and women's studies literature. Includes over 300 titles, with more than 250 in full-text, from an array of academic, radical, community and independent presses. Topics include sexuality, religion, societal roles, feminism, masculinity, eating disorders, healthcare, and the workplace.